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John, Sophie, and Joanna Lacey(Lacy) Family

Alyssa Alyssa

posted on July 18, 2010 and updated on July 18, 2010

I am looking for extended family belonging to Joanna Lacy(or Lacey). Her parents were John and Sophie Lacey. Joanna’s children were Clifford A. Dobyns, Oscar Dobyns Jr, Alice Dobyns, Annie Bell Dobyns, Ethel Dobyns, and Leon Carl “Cub” Dobyns. Joanna was married in the Checotah Plains on the Canadian River in 1893. She was choctaw and married Oscar who was Cherokee(I know the cherokee side back to the mid 1700s). On the 1920 census, the family was in Kirk Twp, McCurtain County. I am also intrested in knowing if anyone has any information on the parents of John and Sophie Lacey. I do not know who either of their parents were or Sophie’s name before marriage. Joanna was my great grandmother. I am a member of the Choctaw Tribe living in Northern Oklahoma. …. after looking more, I have found that Sophie’s parents were Mary Ann Homma and William G. Roebuck (own-na-homa)..and after more research found all this… Goes back to Folsom, Beams side and also on the side of Chief Nitaketchi and Chief Natastachi.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 18, 2010

mary ann homma m. william g. roebuck>sophie roebuck? m. john lacey>joanna lacey m. oscar dobyns 1893>clifford a., oscar jr., alice, annie bell, ethel, leon carl ‘cub’.

is this the tree you found?
you should contact the people who posted your family tree and trade information.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Dobyns Eliza 0 F 3925 P
Choctaw Dobyns Kenaly 0 M 3925 P
Choctaw Dobyns Oscar 0 M 3925 P
Choctaw Dobyns Alice 1 F 1/16 3925 NR JACKSON BB
Choctaw Dobyns Oscar Jr 3 M 1/16 3925 NR JACKSON BB
Choctaw Dobyns Clifford 5 M 1/16 3925 NR JACKSON BB
Choctaw Dobyns Joanna 22 F 1/8 3925 NR JACKSON BB
Choctaw Dobyns Oscar 31 M IW 3925 NR JACKSON BB
Choctaw Lacey John 0 M 3925 P
Choctaw Lacey Sophie 0 F 3925 P
you should get a copy of the enrollment application and census card, maybe the testimony. the tribe might give it to you if you contact them directly. see the genealogy advocacy link in this post. other places that have it are NARA fort worth office and oklahoma historical society

there are several links on this webpage that might help you.

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, and request the choctaw resourcce list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Alyssa Alyssa

posted on July 18, 2010

Thanks for the information. I found the following link of my heritage. It does say that John Homa was the non of Chief Nitaketchi (nephew of Pusmataha) who married Own-Na-home whos paretns were Chief Natastachi and min-Ti-…It is very intresting. You may take a look if you like. Leon Carl Dobyns is my grandfather. His mother is Joanna Dobyns (maidan Lacey). Her mother was Sophie Lacey (maiden name Roebuck). Sophie’s parents were Wiliam Roebuck and Mary Ann Homa (Ah-Chookmahmma). Ah-Chookmahmmas father was John Homa whos father was Chief Nitaketchi (nephew of Chief Pushmataha). Her mother was Own-na-Homa who was the daughter of Chief Natastachi and Min-Ti. Here is the link if anyone wants to look. This is the page from Sopie, my great great grandma and her pedigree. If you follow the pedigree the other side is Roebuck, Beams, and Folsom
Again, thanks for the help. I am sure I have a huge family, and I wish we were all closer.

Rhonda jean moore Rhonda jean moore

posted on September 14, 2013

I have just read thie post that is from 2010 as I am researching info of Joanna Lacey who is my great grandmother , mother of grandmother Ethel maiden name dobyns. Please let me know if there is information or family still available as it is 2013. Thank you